Origin of seduction
Examples from the Web for seduction
The second was that the demand for seduction schooling was elastic.
In 1954, Dr. Fredric Wertham made the same claim in his controversial book, Seduction of the Innocent.Holy Homophobia, Batman! A Queer Reading of the Dark Knight|Rich Goldstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were two modes of being with him, I think it was seduction on the one hand and bewilderment on the other.
Had some of them previously witnessed his attempts at seduction?Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer|John Suchet|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, technology does the seduction.Temptations of the Flesh in Sin City Are Nothing for 150,000 Nerds|John L. Smith|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Seduction, in truth, is far from tragedy for either Jennie or Carrie.A Book of Prefaces|H. L. Mencken
The seduction of any unbetrothed maiden involved marriage, or the payment of a dowry.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus|G. A. Chadwick
Partly by an undue thirst for knowledge, and partly by increasing sensuality, and the seduction of woman, man fell.
His own account of his seduction from the paths of poetry by the wiles of philosophy is that physiology acted as the go-between.English Men of Letters: Coleridge|H. D. Traill
She put up her face, and kissed him with all the girlish rippling smiles she had used for his seduction in the beginning.Halcyone|Elinor Glyn
1520s, from Middle French séduction, from Latin seductionem (nominative seductio), noun of action from past participle stem of seducere (see seduce). Originally with reference to actions or beliefs; sexual sense is from 1769, originally always with women as the objects. Earlier appearance of the word in Middle English with a sense "treason, treachery" probably is a confusion with sedition, which confusion also is found in Old French seducion "treason, betrayal."